HARRISBURG, PA (CBS) — Even though he may not be entirely happy with it, Governor Wolf says he nonetheless plans to sign a bill heading to his desk addressing use of police camera recordings in Pennsylvania.
The bill creates statewide policy for recordings made by police, and has provisions intended to encourage broader use of police body cameras, including use in homes. But opponents of the legislation say that the bill will severely limit public access to police recordings.READ MORE: Philadelphia Union Miss Out On Eastern Conference Championship Amid COVID Crisis
As a result, the ACLU of Pennsylvania says the measure will make police body cameras a “tool for more surveillance and for manipulation.”Perry, McDonagh Lead Lightning In 7-1 Win Over Flat Flyers
Governor Wolf says he will OK the bill despite reservations.
“I’m going to sign it, but I need to look at it and study it a little more before I can tell you exactly what my reservations are,” he said. “I think what I know of it is it’s an important first step.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Commerce Director Michael Rashid Resigns After He Reportedly Made Anti-Semitic Remarks, Verbally Abused His Staff
The governor says he doesn’t want to let the “perfect be the enemy of the good,” and that he will sign the police body cam bill even though there’s still some work to do on the issue, as he understands it.